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FASEB Puts Some Numbers Together

The Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology has put together a slideshow presenting data on the education and employment of biologists and medical scientists. It shows an increase in the number of doctoral degrees awarded in biology since 1977, from just over 2,000 to more than 7,000, and that the proportion going to women has increased substantially. The PowerPoint also breaks down the employment of PhD by employment, with academic holding the largest swatch, followed by industry. There’s a whole lot more data, so take a look here.

The Scan

CDC Calls Delta "Variant of Concern"

CNN reports the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be a "variant of concern."

From FDA to Venture Capital

Former FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn is taking a position at a venture capital firm, leading some ethicists to raise eyebrows, according to the Washington Post.

Consent Questions

Nature News writes that there are questions whether informed consent was obtained for some submissions to a database of Y-chromosome profiles.

Cell Studies on Multimodal Single-Cell Analysis, Coronaviruses in Bats, Urban Microbiomes

In Cell this week: approach to analyze multimodal single-cell genomic data, analysis of bat coronaviruses, and more.